Seated in Sittard

Hiya, welcome to my website, I’m Lea Athene! I’ve been designing and making unique clothing since 2003., I’ve had a passion for fabric my entire life, which likely began when my mum gave me a beautiful piece of silk as a baby, with which I couldn’t stop fiddling. From an early age, I was keen …

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Textile

To me there’s nothing as inspiring and comforting as strolling by fabric stalls or through fabric shop for hours and touch and compare all the fabrics. As autodidact I’ve always experimented a lot with fabrics, and I started knitting at a young age, giving me ample experience with various textiles. As a result of this …

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Viscose jersey

Viscose is made by treating wood or cotton cellulose with chemicals, after which the obtained solution is spun into yarn. This is why it belongs to the natural artificial fibres. As the name suggests the viscose yarn it knitted, resulting in a stretch fabric. In this case elastan (8%) is added, ensuring the fabric keeps …

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Stretch linen

This stretch linen is for 48% made from cotton, 25% from linen, 24% viscose and 3% elastan, making this fabric a combination of natural fibres, synthetic fibres, and natural artificial fibres. The fabric has a nice, soft touch, is sturdy yet supple, and has a good stretch to it. The structure looks rough, accentuating the …

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Modal jersey

Modal is made by treating beechwood with chemicals, after which the obtained solution is spun into yarn. This is why it belongs to the natural artificial fibres. As the name suggests the viscose yarn it knitted, resulting in a stretch fabric. In this case elastan (5%) is added, ensuring the fabric keeps its shape. Modal …

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Linen-Viscose

This fabric consists of 55% linen and 45% viscose. Linen is made from flax, a plant that grows really well in our low lands, and of which every part is used. The treatment of the plant is based almost entirely upon the sun, rain and wind. This makes it a natural fibre that is very …

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Cotton jersey

This cotton jersey consists of 94% cotton and 6% elastomer. Cotton fibres come from the cotton plant, and are spun into yarn. In this case this cotton yarn is knitted, resulting in a stretch fabric. Cotton jersey is sturdy, breathing, stretch, and soft, making it very comfortable to wear. That’s why this fabric is often …

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Chiffon

This chiffon is made entirely from polyester, a synthetic fibre that ensures this fabric is longwearing and easy to maintain. The plain weave and high-twist yarns result in a fabric that’s a bit rough to the touch and has a slight stretch. The fabric is very thin, very light and see-through. Since this fabric doesn’t …

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